Front End Innovation Manager (m/f)
The Eckes-Granini Group GmbH is the international corporate group specialized in non-alcoholic fruit beverages under the umbrella of Eckes AG. With the international premium brand granini as well as strong local brands, including Brämhults, Elmenhorster, Joker, hohes C, Marli, Pago, Rynkeby and God Morgon, SIÓ and YO Syrup, the Group holds the leading position in the European fruit beverage market. The Eckes-Granini Group operates (through fully-owned subsidiaries in many cases) in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Spain, Sweden as well as Switzerland, and employs roughly 1,491 people. Eckes-Granini markets its products in both the retail food trade and the out-of-home sector in over 80 different countries.
Department: Marketing
Position: Full time
Employment: Unlimited
Workplace: Nieder-Olm
Contact Person
Eckes-Granini Group GmbH
Dorothea Olinger


  • Designs and supports group innovation strategy
  • Defines a structured approach for front end innovation
  • Runs ideation process and supports country processes
  • Consolidates and quantifies innovation portfolio management
  • Supports marketing teams by providing insights on relevant topics
  • Strong collaboration with countries and Research & Development
  • Coordinates and develops cross-country and cross-functional teams working on innovation topics
  • Coordinates “best practices”, enquiries and initiatives from the countries
  • Applies proven company processes in Innovation
  • Structures Knowledge Management and inspires innovation community with learnings from different sources
  • Identifies “big ideas”, evaluates them and makes recommendations
  • Guarantees effective trend management and competitor analysis on an international level


  • University degree in business/marketing
  • 8 - 10 years working experience in Marketing Brand/Innovation management
  • Experience in Ideation processes (e.g. Design Thinking)
  • FMCG experience
  • Enjoys challenges, has strategic future-oriented approach; grasps a “bigger picture”
  • Takes initiative and proactively identifies new opportunities; looks for value-creation
  • Demonstrates flexibility, looks for innovative ways of working
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills: networks and cooperates at all levels of organization and across functions and countries; demonstrates excellent
    consulting skills and customer-orientation; enjoys cooperation
  • Excellent English and German skills (negotiation level); any further languages of advantage

We look forward to your application stating your remuneration expectations and your possible starting date.

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